Welcome to the round up of posts on Smorgasbord this week that you might have missed.
It has been a varied week weather wise as we had a false spring for two days and then were plunged back into frosts and rain. I sat out for an hour in the garden those two days and it was wonderful. I was tempted to come out of hibernation but I am now back in the cave waiting for the real deal.
We need good weather for the next phase of the garden renovation at the back of the house which will have the current tarmac extended and the creation of an outside eating area to take advantage of the summer late evenings. With the addition of some benches in various places and some more tubs of flowers the garden will be complete.
We have a few jobs left inside and the plan is to put the house on the market, probably spring of 2020 and then downsize. We have been here for three years in June and it was always intended as a ‘doerupper’ as far too big for just two of us. It has gone from a wreck to a lovely family home and deserves to have children running around it to bring it to life.
We have no idea where we will go next, but at least with the Internet, google maps and satellite views, you can explore everywhere these days and see every detail of a property in relation to towns and facilities to the neighbours. Estate agents rarely (never) provide any downsides to a property, using a creative approach to descriptions, as you will see from this info graphic courtesy of House Simple
As always my thanks to the contributors who create some amazing posts to share here. And to everyone who has visited this week and like, commented and shared the posts.
This week Paul shares the beauty of primulas..
How to get fluffy Yorkshire puddings crisp on the outside, and produce the perfect pork crackling…
Annette Rochelle Aben shares the universal energy for the month of March and what it means for us as individuals.
Sarah Calfee is an editor who specializes in romance, and all the sub-genres. In this first post, she shares the various roles involved in editing.
This week’s guest is childrens/YA author Audrey Driscoll. Sharing her love of Tofino, dislike of swimming and the contents of her purse.
A new guest writer Silvia Todesco, and her first post is an appetizer and in the coming weeks she will be sharing a full Italian menu for us to enjoy.
I was very honoured to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Mary Smith of Mary Smith’s Place to whom I am most grateful….if you want to find out about my first attempts at forgery at age 7……
I was the guest of Sue Vincent this week with a story about Sam, our Shaggy Dog and Henry the feral cat… Henry shares his story
Another post in the series The R’s of Life, and this week part one of a look at the basic human rights as laid out by the United Nations.. and our obligations to respect and protect those rights.
The second part of the romantic ballad requests from Valentines day by Brigid Gallagher, Mary Smith, Jennie Fitzkee, Darlene Foster and a special performance by William Price King..
Our first trip to Atlanta in 1986, Gone with the Wind and home of Coco-Cola
My response to Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 125. From Cave to Stars – Double Etheree
In this post, I share how to starve the overgrowth of Candida Albicans, at the same time as nourishing the body.
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge -‘Buried in the Snow.
Poet Balroop Singh shares memories of her family home and how we become attached to them throughout our lives.
Children’s author Darlene Foster shares some of her family’s history and their arrival in Canada from southern Russia.
Jennie Fitzkee shares her memories of living in her log house and listening to the trains at night.
A lovely tribute to Robbie Cheadle’s mother
Sharon Marchisello shares her mother’s very wise advice when it comes to money.
New book on the shelves
Author Updates and Reviews
Thank you for dropping in and I hope to see you again next week.. thanks Sally